JCR-UK SIG #UnitedKingdom Re: BARNETT = Barukh? #unitedkingdom


In a message dated 8/9/2002 4:32:23 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
ellencleary@... writes:

<< Joseph Isaac BARNETT was born in Golub, Prussia in 1832. His original
surname was OPCHITSKY. I do not know when he changed his name. I am told
he went to Oxford, married in England and came to New Orleans. >>

Frequently, the Barnett name (but not Bernet) was derived >from the Hebrew
Barukh (blessed) via the Latin/German translation Benedictus/Benedikt which
became Bernhard, Bernard, Bernd etc. among Gentiles as well as among Jews.

Michael Bernet, New York <mBernet@...>

WOLFF (Pfungstadt, Frankfurt/M, Koenigsberg, Amsterdam, N.Carolina); BERNET,
BERNERT, JONDORF(Frensdorf, Bamberg, Nurnberg); FEUCHTWANGER
(Schwabach, Hagenbach & Fuerth); KONIGSHOFER (anywhere); BERG, WOLF(F),
(Demmelsdorf & Zeckendorf); Shim`on GUTENSTEIN (Bad Homburg ca 1760);
FRENSDORF/ER (anywhere); MAINZER (Lorsch); anyone in Ermreuth or Floss;

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